MANHATTAN — A man laying in the track bed of the 77th Street subway station was fatally struck by a train ahead of Tuesday morning's rush-hour commute, police said.
He was hit by a northbound train about 4:30 a.m. in the station near Lexington Avenue, an NYPD spokesman said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
It wasn't immediately clear how he came to be lying in the tracks. Police are still investigating, they said.
Northbound 6 trains ran express in the immediate aftermath, but regular service resumed about 7:40 a.m., with residual delays, officials said.
Southbound 6 trains were running local from Parkchester to Third Avenue-138th Street, the MTA said.
Commuters should expect delays on the 4, 5 and 6 lines, the MTA said.